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Open Letter to our Elected Representatives. Please copy, paste and email, like and share… Spread these Ideas worldwide.

May 1, 2018

Greetings: Here are some simple ideas for making the world a better place. Please pass them on…

1. We ought to cut spending at the Department of Defense and use the money for valuable projects. Simply stop the wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Africa and all those secret locations. Bring the soldiers and the weapons home. We currently waste a vast fortune on wars that accomplish nothing. We could spend the trillions currently wasted on Medicare for all, infrastructure, teacher’s salaries or school supplies. Remember that the US Military has not DEFENDED the USA since 1945. We have only invaded other countries… Often, our invasions cause disaster. For Example: When we helped Saddam Hussein become President and then blew up Iraq. Not a brilliant idea. Then we left stockpiles of weapons that were stolen by ISIS, Arming Terrorists. If we had just stayed home we could have saved six trillion dollars… The War in Afghanistan is impossible to win. Why not “Declare Victory”, bring the troops home and have big parades?

2. We ought to encourage people to switch to exercise bicycles that generate electricity. They could sell the power to the power company. The kinetic energy created by people pedalling can be converted into electricity by using an alternator, diode and battery. Many people use stationary bicycles for exercise and these could be used to create electricity.

3. We ought to legalize and tax marijuana nationwide. Release all cannabis prisoners. This would reduce government spending and increase VOLUNTARY taxes collected. The prisoners could spend their time working for a living and supporting their own families. That would reduce the costs of welfare and food stamps.

4. We ought to impeach Trump. He is taking the country in the wrong direction. His agenda is to cut taxes for the rich and reduce pollution control costs in corporations. He wants to increase drilling for oil, gas and coal mining. That causes more pollution. Burning fossil fuels causes global warming. Climate Change will make large parts of the USA uninhabitable. The Gulf Coast and the East Coast will have hurricanes every year. The destruction will become more than we are able to repair.

5. We ought to fund basic research into clean energy projects. Better electric cars, solar energy, wind energy and wave/tidal power plants. Better batteries… Better air conditioners… We are fighting for our lives. This should be funded like The Manhattan Project of World War Two or the Moon Landing.

6. We ought to reduce the amount of electricity used. Marijuana farms often use grow lights indoors to simulate sunshine needed for plants to grow. We could simply move all farms outdoors. These indoor farms often use stolen power that is unregulated. I have seen explosions at the Humboldt Bay power plant due to unforeseen surges of electricity use. The criminals tap the power on the street side of the power meter to avoid paying for electricity. That makes the power companies guess about consumption and how big transformers need to be. Another way to reduce demand is to teach people that transformers consume electricity even when not being used if they are connected to the wall outlet. We should teach people that a power strip with an on/off switch can cut their bill.

7. We ought to reduce the amount of gasoline used by commuters by moving the office closer to home. Every day people commute to work and if corporations moved the location of office buildings to residential locations, we would save gas, increase time spent away from work and increase happiness of workers. For Example: Silicon Valley and San Francisco have many jobs for people that create software. The tech corporations have headquarters where the employees work. People drive many miles thru traffic jams to get to those headquarters. A better plan would be to split the corporate headquarterss to many different locations in the suburbs. The people could co-ordinate their labor using the internet. The price of housing in Silicon Valley is very expensive in comparison to towns in the central valley. People should pay attention to commute time as an important factor in selecting a job. Currently people pay attention to pay rate, benefits and child care when selecting which job to take. They ought to have a choice of shorter commutes as well. It’s an insane waste of time to drive to work. Riding the bus is much more fun.

8. We ought to change the EPA from Enabling Pollution Agency to Environmental Protection Agency. Under the Trump Administration we have seen a reduction of enforcement of laws prohibiting corporations from polluting the environment. Scott Pruitt wants to cut the costs corporations pay for ecology. And in a bizarre twist, he wants to change the rules for scientific research to prohibit health studies that protect the privacy of the people studied. HIPPA requires health information to remain private in any study of people’s health. He also wants to prohibit reports from scientists that do business with the EPA while allowing reports from people hired by lobbyists. This would shift the reports in favor of polluting companies.

9. We ought to outlaw assault rifles. We outlawed machine guns and hand grenades in 1934. There is no need for assault rifles. NRA members often say that they need guns for hunting… So, we ought to allow rifles but not assault rifles. NRA members often say we need guns to protect our families… So, pistols can protect our families. We do not need bazookas, rocket launchers or anti-aircraft guns… We ought to protect our citizens from insane gunmen with assault rifles. Las Vegas, Columbine and Florida would not have been a mass murder without absurd firepower. Remember, when you have a gun in the home there is an increase in the chances of a gun accident. Suicide, shooting a family member during an argument and kids playing with guns actually increase the danger at home. NRA members say that we need guns to defend ourselves from the government. In a “Police State” the government keeps the people enslaved by first, taking away all the guns. They point to the USSR as an example. However, the police and US Army have vastly superior firepower and any defense of liberty by We The People is doomed to fail. Remember WACO and Ruby Ridge?

10. Police ought to stop murdering black men. Not only is it morally wrong to commit murder but it costs the taxpayers a lot of money. There is very little murder of white people by police but the culture of the police force seems to encourage murder of blacks. We ought to replace metal bullets with rubber bullets in all of our police forces. Rubber bullets do not kill people but they do cause a suspect to fall down and become easy to handcuff.

11. Remove corporate money from politics. Individual real people should be allowed to contribute to candidate’s election fund but artificial “people” like corporations should be prohibited. They are only used to allow rich people to exceed limits of how much money anyone can contribute. This leads to what is in effect bribery. Politicians do what they are paid to do… pass laws that benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class and poor. What we have now is one dollar one vote not one man one vote like the founding fathers wanted. PAC (political action committees) are another way to allow rich people to exceed limits.

12. Legalize Medicinal Psychedelics. Let Doctors and Patients decide what drugs are beneficial treatment. There is a body of medical research that says some illegal drugs help people with mental health problems. For Example: Termanilly Ill people who fear their own death could be given psychedelics to ease their fear. That would be compassionate… What is gained by prohibition? The patients are going to die anyway… We simply do not know enough about health benefits to make an informed decision about medicinal psychedelics. We ought to learn.

13. Make companies that sell addictive opioid drugs pay extra taxes to fund treatment for patients that want to quit using their drugs. They caused a problem and profited by it… they should pay to clean up the mess.

14. We ought to take action to defend our elections. The Russians interfered with our election in 2016 causing Trump to win. Without Wikileaks, Trump would have lost. We also should stop using the electoral college. Majority Rule is a better system. Twice we have had the loser in the Presidential Election serve as President. Both times were disasters.

15. Free birth control and abortion for all. No one should be forced to give birth to an unwanted child. Choice should be available to anyone including people who cannot afford it.

16. We ought to build a giant solar power desalinization plant in Southern California. It would use solar reflectors to boil seawater and create steam. That steam would be used to drive turbines and create electricity. When the water cools it condenses into pure H2O and salt. The water would be sold to people for drinking, washing and watering plants. The salt could be sold or returned to the ocean if there are not enough customers… Camp Pendleton near San Diego would be an ideal location. Southern California is in need of water. There is a current proposal to use pipelines to move fresh water from the Sacramento River to be used by farmers and residents in SoCal. An alternative would be to just get the water from the ocean… We should also stop watering lawns in California. It’s a cultural norm that is not practical in a state that is suffering drout. What if it became fashionable to have rock gardens or cactus? That’s what they do in Arizona…

17. Outlaw fracking. It causes drinking water pollution. The only people who benefit are the stockholders of oil companies. Water pollution causes health problems… real people get sick…

18. Outlaw ROUNDUP herbicide. It causes cancer. This chemical is widely used in the farming of California’s central valley. Non Hodgskins lymphoma is killing real people who work on the farms.

19. Close all Nuclear Power Plants. They create Atomic Waste that stays Radioactive for thousands of years. AND POISONOUS… The waste has to be stored safely and guarded to prevent terrorists from building a “Dirty Bomb” using the Depleted Uranium. Vast salaries will be spent on Armed Security Guards and warehouses.

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All Earth Beings Are Being Called Upon. . . Arise… Violet Overgrow is Calling You…

April 19, 2018

For Starts We’ve Got To End This Worldwide

And Deadly Nuclear Power Industry!

 

[Email from Jack Nounan]

As a  7.3 earthquake is reported off their shores, as usual Japan tops the week in the news with an announcement for plans to restart 3 more reactors . . . with more protests and new scandals.

Japanese and US nuclear experts warn that another earthquake

hitting Fukushima could spark a disaster 10 times the scale of Chernobyl, the situation inside Fukushima reactor number four is precarious.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3532725.htm

What is it we have become among these severest

of limited industrial and dominant choices

of our personal freedoms?

In the gloom of this pool, a 1,331 highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel assemblies each containing dozens of rods,  contains 5,000 times more cesium than was released by the Hiroshima bomb and the pool is just hanging there. We don’t know when it could collapse, five storeys above the ground next to the reactor, the reactor building looking now like a hydrogen explosion blew it apart. The blast tore off the roof and caused a reinforced wall of the fuel pool to bulge by up to 3.5 centimetres, the hundreds of tonnes of spent fuel, until this month its only protection from the elements by a white plastic sheet. Some nuclear experts warn Japan is literally playing with fire.

HIROAKI KOIDE: If there’s a crack in the pool and water drains out, the fuel rods will be exposed. It will then be impossible to cool the fuel. So if an accident happens, 10 times more cesium than has already been released by the Fukushima meltdown will go into the atmosphere. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, Tokyo could become uninhabitable.

As soon as possible, those fuel rods should be removed. Earthquakes are striking almost every day around the Fukushima plant…This warning is echoed by international nuclear safety experts, among them, Robert Alvarez, a former advisor to the US Secretary of Energy.

ROBERT ALVAREZ: You have a very, very large concentration of radioactivity where the only thing that keeps that radioactivity from being released through a catastrophic fire is a pool of water. That pool is 100 feet off the ground in a structurally damaged building in a high-risk earthquake zone. I mean, what more you can be worried about?

MARK WILLACY: Ever since the meltdowns, TEPCO has maintained a veil of secrecy over what’s happening at Fukushima. But one man has managed to penetrate it. Tomohiko Suzuki is a rarity in Japanese journalism: a reporter prepared to put his health on the line to get to the truth.

TOMOHIKO SUZUKI, JOURNALIST (voiceover translation): When I went undercover as a worker at the Fukushima plant, I wore protection gear, but over my sleeve I wore this watch, which has a secret camera inside.

It’s about new purpose arising out of seeing through

our fixes of fettered, severely controlling and contrived

gov/corp. social, economic political vises!

MARK WILLACY: With his secret camera watch and other hidden devices, Suzuki recorded life inside the Fukushima plant. Working next to the reactor four building, he was shocked by what he was told about the fuel pool 30 metres above him.

TOMOHIKO SUZUKI (voiceover translation): I spoke to a worker who helped reinforce the reactor four building. He said the spent fuel pool has vast amounts of heavy water in it and that the steel support frames were damaged, but he told me that the reinforcement of the pool was jerry-rigged, so if a typhoon or a tornado hits, it will be dangerous.

Meanwhile TEPCO says the fuel pool can withstand the next big earthquake, but I can’t believe this.

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LONDON REPORT: A new report by tax researchers estimates the amount of black money deposited by ‘global super-rich elite’ in offshore accounts is as much as 13 trillion pounds –

equivalent of the combined GDP of the US and Japan.

According to Henry’s calculations, 6.3 trillion pounds of assets is owned by only 0.001 per cent of the world’s population – a tiny class of the mega-rich.

This reveals a staggering inequality, far worse than official statistics show, as politicians still rely on trickle-down to transfer wealth to poorer people. Nonsense!  It’s incorrigible and works only for the greedy!

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Fuku Kids Unwitting Radioactive Guinea Pigs

Fukushima – Local Children Unwitting (and Unwilling) Radioactive Guinea Pigs

by John C.K. Daly l Oil Price.com

Seventeen months after the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six-reactor complex at its Fukushima Daiichi, discussions continue about the possible effects of the radiation “dusting” the prefecture’s inhabitants received, and their consequences.

Far outside most media coverage, 2012 is shaping up to be the media battleground between the massed proponents of the ongoing ‘safety’ of nuclear power, as opposed to a motley coalition of environmentalists, renegade nuclear scientists and anti-nuclear opponents, largely bereft of media contact.

The 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami double punch that effectively destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Company’s power plant complex has effectively become the newest “ground zero” in the debate over nuclear power. Advocates pro and con debate the implications of everything from the amount of damage to the release of radionuclides to the long term health effects on the Japanese population.

All sides in the debate are playing for massive stakes, with the Japanese government and the nuclear industry broadly indicating the issue is under control. Accordingly, every issue from the amount of radiation released to the long term health consequences of the Fukushima disaster are subject to acrimonious debate.

What is it we have become among these severest

of limited industrial and dominant choices?

Quite aside from Japan’s multi-billion dollar investment

in civilian nuclear energy, dating back to the 1960s,

there remains the issues of Fukushima’s radioactive debris

of  polluting their neighbors.

That said, there is an involuntary irradiated “test” Fukushima group monitored since March 2011 displaying disturbing health abnormalities that may ultimately decide the debate, should the global media report it, forcing governments to debate its consequences.

The issue of nuclear radiation on human health cites besides Fukushima the August 1945 U.S nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the April 1986 explosion of the Chernobyl reactor complex in Ukraine, but in reality, there are no comparisons to evaluate Fukushima.

In contrast, Fukushima Daiichi has been like a suppurating wound,

leaching radionuclides into the environment since March 2011,

and since then furious arguments have swirled about

not only how much radiation Fukushima released,

but the potential long term health consequences.

Only two months ago TEPCO stated that the Fukushima debacle may have released twice as much radioactivity than Japan’s government initially estimated.

That said, scientists do have a well defined test group – the population of Fukushima Prefecture surrounding the stricken NPP.

And the sixth report of the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, which was released in April, revealed after the survey examined 38,114 local children that 36 percent of Fukushima children have abnormal thyroid growths.

The Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey revealed

that 13,460 children, or 35.3 percent, had thyroid cysts or nodules

up to 0.197 inches long growing on their thyroids and 0.5 percent

of the children had growths larger than 0.197 inches.

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), thyroid problems from nuclear events occur when radioactive iodine is leaked into the atmosphere and thyroid cells that absorb too much of this radioactive iodine may become cancerous, with children being particularly susceptible.

Who cares about such an arcane issue? Well, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences conclusions refute the government’s assertion that Japanese children in effect received zero thyroid radiation doses from Fukushima.

Re Fukushima children’s health, the news just gets better. Two months ago Tokyo Shinbum reported that 60 percent of Fukushima children under 12 have tested positive for diabetes, according to Dr. Miura, the director of Iwase’s general hospital.

Because the Strontium-90 radioactive isotope quickly decays to become Yttrium-90, which can concentrate in the pancreas, causing pancreatic cancer or diabetes.

It might do worse than to follow the advice of Australian pediatrician Dr. Helen Caldicott, who after observing that; “It is extremely rare to find cysts and thyroid nodules in children,” and added that “you would not expect abnormalities to appear so early – within the first year or so – therefore one can assume that they must have received a high dose of (radiation)” before concluding, “it is impossible to know, from what (Japanese officials) are saying, what these lesions are.”

Calidcott also noted that Japanese officials are not sharing the ultrasound results with foremost experts of thyroid nodules in children before noting, “The data should be made available. And they should be consulting with international experts ASAP. And the lesions on the ultrasounds should all be biopsied and they’re not being biopsied. And if they’re not being biopsied then that’s ultimate medical irresponsibility. Because if some of these children have cancer and they’re not treated they’re going to die.”

What is it we have become among these despicable

and limited industrial and dominant choices?

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Incoming Reports:

Only touching upon a few of the major stories being released!

* Iraq:    The war that were told Obama ended! Last week, it suffered in one day 29 bombing attacks in 19 cities, killing 111 civilian and wounding another 235. The war is over?!  The same day, Syria’s bloodbath consumed about the same number of innocents. But Iraq was “down the page” from Syria, buried “below the fold”, as we journalists say; because, of course we gave freedom to Iraq….

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-syrian-war-of-lies-and-hypocrisy-7985012.html

* MARIKANA, South Africa (AP)    – Thousands of angry South African workers met Tuesday on a rocky cliff within sight of their platinum mine shuttered by violent protests, shouting demands for more pay, the rage involves longtime struggles and low pay faced by miners an ages long tragedy of human deprivation and corporate greed, a nation whose economy depends on cheap labor pulling precious minerals from the ground.  Police, working with the industry have already killed up to ten. t

* SANTIAGO, Chile:    Hundreds of students occupied high schools and blocked traffic in Chile’s capital on Tuesday to demand education reform. Police in riot gear evicted students from several schools but at least seven remained occupied. Changes demanded would fundamentally overhaul a school system privatized since the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

Mass demonstrations initially raised expectations over poor quality public schools, expensive private universities, unprepared teachers and bank education loans at high interest rates most Chileans can’t afford.

*  Europe’s Economic Suicide:   Saturday The Times reported a growing phenomenon in Europe: “suicide by economic crisis,” people taking their own lives in despair over unemployment and business failure, a heartbreaking story, much about the apparent determination of European leaders to commit economic suicide for the Continent as a whole,

European leaders  failed policies and ideas. It’s getting harder and harder to believe that anything will get them to change course.

Consider Spain, now the epicenter of the crisis. Never mind talk of recession, it’s a full-on depression, with the overall unemployment rate at 23.6 percent, comparable to America at the depths of the Great Depression, and the youth unemployment rate over 50 percent. This can’t go on .

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Seeing through

these controlling and contrived social, economic political vices!

What is it we have become?

All Earth Beings Are Being Called Upon

To Rise Up!

Reported on by . . .

Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co. Ca.

Sending  out  reports  and research studies, exposing media bias,

holding government  accountable to “The People!”


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